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Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.... 11/25/2015 6:41 AM

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference
BEIJING (AP) -- President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 6:38 AM

Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi
BEIJING (AP) -- The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?... 11/25/2015 6:01 AM

Suspected match-fixing kingpin released from Singapore jail
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singaporean man alleged to be the mastermind behind a global soccer match-fixing syndicate has been freed by the country's highest court after spending more than two years in detention without trial.... 11/25/2015 5:28 AM

Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday.... 11/25/2015 5:27 AM

Search ends for victims of Myanmar jade mining landslide
HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) -- Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people and highlighted the perilous conditions created by a breakneck effort to dig up the world's richest deposits of the green gem.... 11/25/2015 5:16 AM

Revised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said a new nuclear treaty with the United States that will govern its commercial nuclear activities for the next 20 years is set to enter into effect.... 11/25/2015 3:50 AM

Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.... 11/25/2015 3:40 AM

Meeting in El Salvador on Cuban migrants ends in squabbling
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A meeting between Central American officials and their counterparts from Ecuador, Colombia and Cuba broke down in squabbling Tuesday over how to deal with the problem of thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica.... 11/25/2015 3:39 AM

The Latest: : Islamist jailed in France raid
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:... 11/25/2015 3:35 AM

8 injured in fire at Mexican oil refinery
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's state-run oil company said a fire Tuesday at one of its refineries has injured eight people.... 11/25/2015 2:42 AM

8 killed in 2 attacks in southern Mexico
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities in Mexico said Tuesday that a total of eight people were killed in two separate attacks in the violent southern state of Guerrero.... 11/25/2015 1:20 AM

Official: Moise, Celestin top 2 finalists in Haiti election
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The top two finishers in Haiti's first-round presidential election are government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and former state construction chief Jude Celestin, officials said Tuesday. They are scheduled to compete in a runoff vote on Dec. 27.... 11/25/2015 12:40 AM

Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.... 11/25/2015 12:31 AM

Official warns of security threats after Mali hotel assault
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The prosecutor in charge of investigating last week?s deadly assault on a luxury hotel in Mali?s capital urged residents to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior, warning of heightened security threats as officials struggled to piece together details of how the attack was plotted and executed.... 11/25/2015 12:29 AM

Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale 'Danish Girl'
TORONTO (AP) -- In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.... 11/25/2015 12:23 AM

Australia calls for restraint after Russian plane shot down
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister has called for Russia and Turkey to show restraint over the shooting down of as Russian jet fighter near the Syria-Turkey border, saying Australia is paying close attention to the safety of Australian pilots over Syria.... 11/25/2015 12:05 AM

Deep 7.5 quake shakes remote Peru jungle region
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A deep 7.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken a sparsely populated jungle region near the triple border of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.... 11/24/2015 11:30 PM

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.... 11/24/2015 11:23 PM

Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe
PARIS (AP) -- One suspected gunman was found dead when a hostage-taking situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended Tuesday night with the hostages being brought to safety, local officials said.... 11/24/2015 10:53 PM

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